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Salzburg – Christmas Markets in Austria
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The Salzburg Christmas market will be open again from22nd November 2018 – 26th December 2018 in Dom- and Residenzplatz

( Dates for 2019: 21.11.2019 – 26.12.2019 )

Times :

  • Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 08:30 pm
    Friday and December 7th 10:00 am – 09:00 pm
    Saturday, Holiday 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
    Sunday 09:00 am – 08:30 pm
    Dec. 24th 09:00 am – 03:00 pm
    Dec. 25th 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
    Dec. 26th 11:00 am – 06:00 pm

Events during Advent

Daily:
Choir and wind section performances in front of the cathedral. Harmonious Christmas carols, Salzburg and international choirs.
At 5.00 pm and Sat/Sun at 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm

Every Saturday Salzburg “Turmblasen”. A unique ambiance suffuses the Residenzplatz when 3 towers emit Christmas sounds From 6.30 onwards.

The arrival of the Christ Child
The Christ Child appears on the Domplatz. From 5.30 pm onwards. (1st Advent Saturday 4.30 pm)

Thursday 6 December
St Nikolaus and the Krampus come to the children.Nikolaus arrives, accompanied by his Krampus – an attraction not only for those who’ve been good. From 3.30 pm onwards. Read about the history of St Nikolaus

!st, 5th, 6th, 8th, 21st December 2018
The run by the beautiful and ugly Perchten. The eerily beautiful run of the wild Perchten.These wild figures are said to scare away the dark spirits of winter. A living example of centuries-old folk customs.  For further details, times and locations see official website

Salzburg’s Christkindlmarkt

The tradition and ambiance of Salzburg’s Christmas market make an ideal setting to start off the Christmas season. Every year visitors are enchanted by the charm of Cathedral Square, the traditional booths, the strings of light and the quality of the diversified items on sale. Come and enjoy some of the magic this year: from traditional handicrafts, fine baked goods, Gingerbread ,Stollen , aromatic tree ornaments and various object d’art for the Christmas season. Salzburg’s Christmas market is a feast for all the senses: the delicious scent of mulled wine wafts around booths adorned with precious, decorative, old and new items. Performances by traditional Salzburg choirs and children’s school groups lure a crowd of visitors year after year. The market will be opened by the archbishop on the 1st Saturday in Advent right after the blessing of the Advent wreaths.

Salzburg website

Hellbrunner Adventzauber

DateNov 22 – Dec 24, 2018

Time : Mon to Fri 1 – 8 p.m.
Sat, Sun, Holiday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec 24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A romantic courtyard, a path lined by torches and an oversized Advent calendar are part of the Magic of Advent. Romantic booths, tempting treats and pre-Christmas gift ideas add to the charming atmosphere. Children will enjoy a ride in a sled drawn by real reindeer. An exciting entertainment program between the orangery and the park will assure that Advent afternoons at Hellbrunn Palace are convivial.

Salzburg website

Christmas market on Mirabellplatz

Date : 22.11. – 24.12.2018
Times : Sun-Thu 10 am-8 pm
Fri-Sat 10 am-9 pm

The Christmas market in front of Mirabell Palace has become a centre of attraction for young and old over the last few years. Culinary delicacies, mulled wine and the lovingly decorated stalls invite visitors to stop and browse. The centrally located Christmas market is easily accessed – directly across from the bus stop and parking garage and just a few minutes’ walk from the train station.

The Christmas Market on Mirabellplatz in Salzburg enchants visitors with its traditional charm. Fragrant scents, Christmas treats and lovely gifts create a romantic atmosphere to set the mood for Christmas.

Website

Advent market in the courtyard of Hohensalzburg Fortress

Advent high above the city’s rooftops : Each Advent weekend (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays) (Admission) 10am – 7pm

A charming Advent market will be held high above the city’s rooftops in the courtyard of Hohensalzburg Fortress. Whether you arrive on foot or by funicular – it affords a stunning view of Salzburg and its Christmas decorations. Countless market booths and a colourful entertainment program transform the medieval castle courtyard into an enchanting marketplace offering local handicrafts, exceptional gift ideas and culinary delicacies. Children will have fun making their own apple-men, straw stars, ice flowers, angels, gift tags and many other objects. Brass concerts and dance music add to the festive spirit of the season. The traditional “Christ Child Salute” by the Armed Fortress Guild will take place at noon on December 24.

Adventmarket St. Leonhard

The market is opened on every weekend in Advent:

Sat 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun and Thu 8 Dec 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

One of the most famous and popular events within the framework of the Salzburg Advent is doubtlessly the Advent in St. Leonhard. During the weekends of that period numerous people come from far away to experience this Advent: By the pilgrimage church the sales booths full of atmosphere with their elegance offer Christmas presents with products from different fields of artistic handicrafts, with original children`s toys, with mangers, Christmas tree decorations candles and wax moulds, with do-it-yourself items, handicrafts and many other beautiful and useful items, blended with the odour of honey, lavender, punch and hot Glühwein, in short, a Christmas market which attracts many visitors each year due to its high-quality merchandise.

Additionally, there are events in the pilgrimage church, the winds and the Advent concerts in which many choirs and musical groups as well as famous speakers participate.

Since 1973 this Advent in St. Leonhard has developed from small, modest beginnings to an institution known across the frontiers of Salzburg which has become an indispensable token of folklore customs of the province.

Website

Advent at Lake Wolfgangsee

The beautiful Wolfgangsee lies around 1 hours drive from the city of Salzburg. Visitors to the Christmas Market will be amazed at the beauty of lanterns and lights sparkling across the waters of Lake Wolfgangsee. The Wolfgangsee Advent Markets are held every year in St Gilgen, Strobl and Wolfganag. … read more here

Where: St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang

Weekends during Advent

“Silent Night” Town Oberndorf

Not only the unique ambience, but also the craftwork fascinates visitors at the Christmas Market in front of the world famous Silent Night Chapel where the Christmas carol was born. Admire the wood carvings and hand-made decorations while listening to Christmas music with mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. See history of Silent Night
Where: Silent Night Chapel
When: December 24th 2018 at 5pm

More Christmas markets in Salzburg

Stern Advent with Winter Market
It is a place for beautiful things, for a festive mood, for old customs and for youthful cheerfulness.
Date : 22nd November 2018 – 6th January 2019
Open:Sun – Thu: 10.30 am – 7.00 pm, Fri – Sat: 10.30 am – 8.30 pm
24 + 31 December: 10.30 am – 3.00 pm
www.sternadvent.at

Advent market at the Franziskischlössl/Courtyard
Lying high above the city, in the middle of the forest on the Kapuzinerberg this is one of Salzburg’s best kept secrets.
Date : 24th November – 24th December 2018
www.salzburg.info

New Year’s Eve in Salzburg

Salzburg is the perfect venue for those who want to go to extremes at the end of the year: live music, endless eateries offering culinary delights, the ringing of the bells and a brilliant firework display above Hohensalzburg Fortress at midnight make New Year’s Eve in Salzburg a memorable vacation experience. The incomparable party zone in Salzburg’s historic city centre helps shorten the time to the countdown in a fantastic atmosphere. Dancing the Blue Danube Waltz on the historic squares at midnight is an absolute must on the New Year’s Eve program in Austria.

Celebrating the turn of the year in Salzburg

December 31, 2018
New Years Eve Concert of Mozarteumorchestra Salzburg in the Large Festival Hall. Many more concerts and events in Mozarteum, Salzburg State Theater, on the Fortress Hohensalzburg, in Castle Mirabell and many different other venues.New Year’s Shooting of the Salzburg civil guards in the old town of the Salzburg.

January 1st, 2019
New Year’s concerts in the Large Festival Hall, in Mozarteum, Salzburg State Theater, and many more venues all over Salzburg.

Well then: Happy New Year!

Official Information : Christmas Markets in Salzburg

„Fotos: www.christkindlmarkt.co.at, Salzburg“

Christmas Markets – Weihnachtsmarkt – Marche de Noël – Mercatino di Natale – Mercados de Navidad

Austrian Christmas Markets or Weihnachtsmarkt,have now become popular and are a welcome and familiar sight in many of the cities, towns and villages throughout Europe during the season of Advent.
Whether visiting a local Christmas Market or taking a Christmas Market Tour, the wonderful festive atmosphere will be sure to lift your spirits and bring the Christmas cheer a little closer.
Wrap up warm and wander along the rows of pretty wooden chalets taking in the rich, warming aromas associated with Christmas such as hot roast chestnuts, grilled bratwurst sausages, crepes or pancakes, Stollen, hot doughnuts, gingerbreads and Gluhwein or Mulled wines or ciders. You can sample the marzipan figures, chocolate covered fruits or one of the many festive delicacies on offer from around the world. There are all kinds of Christmas gifts and decorations, especially traditional things such as tree decorations, wood carvings, crib figures, traditional toys, candles, hand-knitted jumpers, lambskin slippers and glassware, you will be able to find that special little something that will be a unique gift for someone to treasure. Children will be excited to meet with Santa Claus and maybe, just maybe!! there will be a little present for them too!

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Discover all you need to know about the history of Silent Night, the Lyrics and listen to Silent Night

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